In September 2005, the BC First Nations Leadership Council convened a meeting of First Nations Chiefs to discuss the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) infestation and the ways and means of accessing funds to address the situation. The meeting was held in Prince George, BC and was attended by over 100 representatives of concerned First Nations.
Participants discussed priority issues and drafted a First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan.
A First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group was struck to work with governments and others to implement the First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan.
In 2006, this Working Group was firmly established as the BC First Nations Forestry Council.